Hello there again my fine feathered comic book reading fans! I’m continuing the posts that discuss the new series launches from our favorite publishers of the illustrated page and while we’ve addressed the DC and Marvel stuff its now time to get to some of the awesome that is coming from the Dynamite Entertainment and Images Comics side of the fence. At first I was debating doing the both of these together but I felt in order to better quantify each side of the fence so we shall be doing the few titles from Dynamite Comics first and then in a few hours the post for Image Comics will go live. Let’s get on down to business.
SHADOW #1: For the better part of a century the Shadow’s sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers – but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he’s saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting – Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men. So when a horribly burnt man – incredibly strong and fierce, despite his terrible injuries- arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital – she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow – and with Mary’s help, will evil-doers again know what it means to fear his terrible justice? Si Spurrier (X-Force, X-Men: Legacy, Judge Dredd) and Daniel HDR (Superman, Cyborg) bring the pulp icon into modern day in a tale full of deadly intrigue, gun-blazing action, and a study of the nature of evil!
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Daniel HDR (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
SHEENA #0: In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, SHEENA, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon’s most ancient secrets… Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait — and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!
(W) Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo (A) Moritat (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
GRUMPY CAT GARFIELD #1: It’s the inevitable meeting of the sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and TV crosses paths with Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation whose scowl endeared herself to the world. Who’s the most sarcastic? Well, he likes lasagna and not much else… and she doesn’t even like lasagna. Can these two inhabit the same comic book mini-series, let alone the same planet? You’ll find out in a trio of issues written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Steve Uy. We’d say it’s the cat’s meow but neither of these cats meows.
(W) Mark Evanier (A) Steve Uy
JAMES BOND MONEYPENNY ONE SHOT: A never-before-told mission starring MONEYPENNY, friend of JAMES BOND, former MI6 field agent and bodyguard of M! On a ‘routine’ protection mission, Moneypenny discovers a complicated assassination plot that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood. Can she call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot…?
(W) Jody Houser (A) Jacob Edgar (CA) Tula Lotay
TUROK #1: The fascist Saurian soldiers of the Varanid Empire – part dinosaur, part man, all bad news – have seized control of the Lost Valley, and only the mysterious man known as Turok is willing to stand against them! But the all-new Turok only cares about one thing: he’s on a quest to track down a missing girl – and she might hold clues as to how the Lost Valley has changed so much! Now Turok must infiltrate a prison camp run by the Varanid Empire in order to get more information about her whereabouts – and beware, any Varanid soldier who gets in his way – because there’s a reason they call him the Dinosaur Hunter! Also: Doc Spektor, Part 2! The story of the all-new master (and we use the term lightly) sorcerer continues… as Doc banishes a demon from an Upper-East Side apartment AND commits fraud – all in a day’s work!
(W) Aubrey Sitterson, Chuck Wendig (A) Alvaro Sarreseca
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So there you have it. What do you think of these? I know for sure that I will be picking up “The Shadow” and “Sheena” from the Dynamite Comics side but am interested in seeing a copy of “Turok” on the stands first before purchasing. As you saw the Marvel and DC Stuff was voluminous this month so I am not too sure what I will have left for this bunch of titles. I will peruse for sure first and then decide which I am adding to the collection straight away and which ones will be waiting on a collected edition. You can let me know which ones meet your own interests down in the comments section below. Don’t forget, the Image stuff will go live at around lunchtime. See you then.
Dynamite Comics: http://www.dynamite.com